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Food for Health Alliance is a leading voice for food policy change in Australia. We advocate for improved food environments to support the health of all Australians, especially children.

We regularly provide expert media commentary and advice, backed by evidence-based research that helps drive conversations around food policy reform at a state, national and international level.

We provide commentary on key obesity prevention policy issues such as unhealthy food marketing, food labelling, pricing measures and improving baby and toddler foods.

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Lauren Zammit
Media and Communications Advisor
E: lauren.zammit@cancervic.org.au
P: 0401 656 432

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Australia must improve how our food is made, labelled & marketed: Food for Health Alliance welcomes Diabetes Inquiry calls

4 Jul 2024
Food for Health Alliance has welcomed the Federal Parliamentary Inquiry into Diabetes’ recommendations for the Australian Government to protect children from junk food marketing, introduce a tiered levy on sugary drinks to fast-track reformulation, and implement food labelling reforms that target added sugar.
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New data shows supermarkets pushing unhealthy foods onto Australians

13 Jun 2024
Supermarkets are using product placement and price promotions to lure Australians into buying more unhealthy foods than they intend to, with shocking new Cancer Council Victoria research showing the marketing tactics are working.
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New research shows kids are targeted with alcohol, gambling and junk food ads online

4 Jun 2024
A new pilot study analysing screen recordings from young people’s online activity has found that companies are targeting them with ads for harmful products including alcohol, gambling and junk food.

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The Guardian: How Australia’s infant food labelling’s ‘health halo effect’ risks leaving babies under-nourished

24 Jul 2024
Australian parents should be able to trust that foods for babies and toddlers are nutritious & marketed responsibly. But research shows many are not. Jane Martin from Food for Health Alliance weighs in.

Croakey: Food Ministers meeting urged to prioritise health rather than industry interests

19 Jul 2024
The FSANZ Act Review is a once-in-a-generation chance to align legislation with Food Ministers’ Aspirations. Australian and New Zealand Food Ministers meet on 25 July to consider the final stages of the review, writes Food for Health Alliance's Andrea Schmidtke.

ABC RN: More pressure to adopt a sugar tax in Australia

13 Jul 2024
Research shows the UK's levy on sugary drinks shows has lowered the amount of added sugar kids and adults are consuming. ABC RN's Health Report chats with Jane Martin from Food for Health Alliance about what a levy could achieve in Australia.

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Who we are

We are a leading policy and advocacy voice working to improve diets and prevent overweight and obesity in Australia.

What we do

We identify, analyse and advocate for evidence-informed policy and regulatory reforms to improve our food environment – how our food is made, labelled, sold and advertised.

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Learn more about our latest campaigns to improve Australia’s food environments.